Detention - Monther S. (17)

22:00 Jun 12 2014 'Azzun, Qalqilya, West Bank

Monther S., 17, was arrested on the charge of throwing stones.

Around 10:00 p.m., Monther entered a pharmacy after observing a military jeep near the entrance to his village. “But then a soldier pushed the door hard, grabbed me, twisted my arms behind my back and dragged me outside the pharmacy,” Monther describes.

He was bound with a single plastic cord, blindfolded and transported on the metal floor of a military jeep to Kiryat Shomeron settlement. He was verbally assaulted while being detained on a chair until midnight without food or water. Soldiers refused to loosen the plastic tie or to allow him use of a bathroom.

Around midnight, he was transported to Ari’el Police Station and interrogated without the presence of a lawyer, family member or an explanation of his rights. He did not confess to throwing stones but signed a statement in Hebrew without knowing its contents. Interrogation lasted approximately 40 minutes.

Monther was slapped while being transported to Huwara Interrogation and Detention Center, then strip searched and detained until approximately 2:00 p.m. Subsequently, he was handcuffed, shackled and transferred to Megiddo Prison.

On 16 June, he first appeared before a judge in Salem Military Court. The judge granted Monther’s release on a bail of 1,000 NIS but his family was unable to pay the sum. Although bail was later reduced to 200 NIS, his family still did not post bail.
Additional Data
Type of Case: Detained
Name: Monther S.
Age: 17
Incident Date: Jun 12 2014
Type of Violation (Detention): Ill-treatment,Coerced confession,Unlawful transfer
Unlawful Transfer Location (Detention): Megiddo

Credibility: UP DOWN 0

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